You have to deal with a little discomfort for the first 2 minutes or so! Suck it up! Once your body releases all the endorphins it's amazing. It truly relieves pain like some kind of of weird Japanese spike magic. My Roommate easily uses this 4-5x more often then me. He made me write this review because this mat needs as much hype as possible.
I ordered this product to help with my lower back pain.
Getting on the mat is a little painful. I agree with other reviews that it does take a few minutes to warm up to. After about 5 minutes, it feels amazing.
I’ve only been using this for two days. I received it in the mail yesterday and used it 3 times in 30 minute intervals. Today I used it on my bed rather than my floor.
If you are very sensitive, you can try using it with a light t shirt on. I tried this at first but could not feel the needles at all. I can honestly say that this has made my back feel a bit better but I will definitely have to use it everyday till I’m fully heeled.
Quality is good.
First impression is that this is like laying on a bed made of bee stings. You really notice the sharpness of the needles in the first few minutes. But, like other reviewers have said, the pain goes away fairly quickly. I've only spent 10 to 15 minutes on it at a time and I have to say that it feels really nice. The neck pillow was a pleasant surprise and it works wonders. This is a great product for the price. I would highly recommend it
I’ve been using this acupressure mat for quite some time now and I have to say it’s been great. I suffer from degenerative disc disease and my back tends to go into spasm leaving me in extremely debilitating pain. At the onset of stiffness, I lie down on this mat and after a few minutes, I feel so much better.
Haven't had it long enough to rate a Five but, so far I am impressed - I usually lay on it, on my back for at least an hour, You can feel your Heart Beat through your entire back and, as some have mentioned before, after the first few minutes you don't really feel the piercing feeling you feel when you first get on, Your back gets very warm and I usually fall asleep. Perhaps once I have used it for a month or two more I can provide a more complete review. I purchased it specifically for my back and definitely feel an adjustment taking place but need more time to quantify.